We are pleased to bring Robert Sullivan with his book American Revolution: Crossing the Delaware and I-78 to Oyster Club for our author dinner series. Tickets for this dinner are $75 and include a three course dinner at Oyster Club, a signed copy of American Revolution, and readings/discussion with Robert Sullivan. To RSVP for this event, please call Bank Square Books at 860.536.3795 or click the button below to purchase tickets now.
Americans tend to think of the Revolution as a Massachusetts-based event orchestrated by Virginians, but in fact the war took place mostly in the Middle Colonies—in New York and New Jersey and the parts of Pennsylvania that on a clear day you can almost see from the Empire State Building. In My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan delves into this first Middle America, digging for a glorious, heroic part of the past in the urban, suburban, and sometimes even rural landscape of today. And there are great adventures along the way: Sullivan investigates the true history of the crossing of the Delaware, its down-home reenactment each year for the past half a century, and—toward the end of a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost “mountains,” and eventually some physical therapy—he evacuates illegally from Brooklyn to Manhattan by handmade boat.
Like an almanac, My American Revolution moves through the calendar of American independence, considering the weather and the tides, the harbor and the estuary and the yearly return of the stars as salient factors in the war for independence. In this fiercely individual and often hilarious journey to make our revolution his, he shows us how alive our own history is, right under our noses.
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
13 Water Street